Our industrial solutions

Our customer-oriented solutions span different sectors and areas of application. We always keep your requirements firmly in view and work together with you on individual solutions. 

Within research projects in the healthcare sector, we conduct applied, mobile neuroscience experiments and develop printed, flexible EEG grids for measuring cognitive load or monitoring sleep. In so doing, we create the basis for customised EEG analyses, studies and evaluation methods. We also focus on digital language processing technologies, for example for language reacquisition or learning to read.

We are working on the hearing car and communicating with your machines: From click detection when plug connections engage to voice-controlled documentation and machine operation. We develop both software as well as hardware solutions for your industrial and manufacturing problems.

With improved speech intelligibility, sound and audio signals, it is possible to cover different scenarios: Individual sound adjustment inside a vehicle, for example, or better understanding of TV and film dialogue. Our innovative algorithms ensure individually optimised sound experiences – because everyone hears differently well! Audio data processing can also be used for security-related areas – such as the detection of drones in hazard zones. Or for more biodiversity and species conservation in the localisation of endangered birds. Areas of application are diverse, as are our research approaches.

We offer you efficient solutions in the field of hearing, speech, audio and neurotechnology for your specific areas of application. As part of Oldenburg’s hearing landscape, we have strong partners at our side, such as the University of Oldenburg, Jade University of Applied Sciences or Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences, for putting our market-oriented research and development into practice for you. Please contact us!

Healthcare

 

Mobile multisensor system for sleep monitoring at home

We are working on a multi-sensor system close to the ear that records sleep behavior comfortably at home.

 

Mobile EEG-Systems for better epilepsy treatment

Exactly recorded biosignals at the time of the seizure in everyday processes help in the classification of epilepsy disorders.

 

Contactless respiration monitoring

Breathing is essential - that's why it can be important to record and monitor breathing parameters in the medical field. The group »Mobile Neurotechnologies« is working on monitoring breathing.

 

Better listening at the cocktail party

At a busy party, a healthy hearing can concentrate on a single voice. Many hearing impaired people have a problem with this.

 

Evaluation and User Studies

We have access to different laboratories and special rooms for evaluation studies as part of the cooperation with the Haus des Hörens and the University of Oldenburg.

 

Mobile ADHD therapy system

The development envisages a mobile system in order to also implement a home application and thus be able to design the therapy plan more flexibly and individually.

 

Digital hearing and speech training

How can highly hearing-impaired people be supported in their therapy? We are developing a digital system to enable intensive training.

 

Automatic speech analysis

Based on machine learning, speech and voice pathologies should be able to be automatically evaluated and analysed.

 

Automatic Screening

With the Oldenburg Speech and Voice Test, we want to set a new standard for the automated detection of speech and voice disorders.

 

»Help!«

Reliable detection of calls for help and critical events - at home and at work

 

Research platform for ear-related sensor technology

One platform - many possible applications. The SensOhr®-platform enables the near-ear detection of biosignals in various scenarios for research and development.

Industrial applications and manufacturing

 

The hearable for the smart industrial workplace

A small, in-ear hearable for better human-machine interaction – a big task for a little earbud.

 

Microphone arrays

Microphone arrays are used to spatially localise acoustic events and optimise signal capture in one direction in a targeted way, e.g. towards a speaker.

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Intelligent acoustic sensor nodes

At the Fraunhofer IDMT, easily integrable sensor nodes are developed for capturing and processing acoustic data in networks.

 

Universal AI Sensor Interface for Industry 4.0

The »KI-MUSIK4.0« project is dedicated to the next generation of intelligent, increasingly autonomous manufacturing systems.

 

»Click«

We at Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg are making a concrete contribution to AI support for shopfloor management on the basis of automated data processing with intelligent ears for automated and contact-free production control.

 

Audio System Technology

We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.

 

Reliable speech documentation

Automatic speech recognition for contactless documentation, e.g. in maintenance tasks, quality assurance or logistics

Automotive

 

Your sound, in every situation

Everyone hears differently. »YourSound« of Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg enables users of audio devices to adjust audio to their own acoustic preferences – as easy as never before!

 

»The Hearing Car«

Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg develops AI-based technologies for acoustic event detection as well as methods and concepts for optimal signal capture on the vehicle

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Acoustic monitoring for plug connections in industrial production

Reliable and documented clicking into place of mechanical connections: Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg is developing a system for inline production monitoring.

 

Microphone arrays

Microphone arrays are used to spatially localise acoustic events and optimise signal capture in one direction in a targeted way, e.g. towards a speaker.

Telecommunications

 

SI-Live – Real-time monitoring of speech intelligibility

Speech intelligibility is disturbed above all by background noise, reverberation, sub-optimal technical settings or interferences in the transmission channel. 

 

AdaptDRC

The software solution AdaptDRC analyzes and optimizes speech intelligibility on the receiver side in real time.

 

The hearable for the smart industrial workplace

A small, in-ear hearable for better human-machine interaction – a big task for a little earbud.

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Audio System Technology

We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.

 

Microphone arrays

Microphone arrays are used to spatially localise acoustic events and optimise signal capture in one direction in a targeted way, e.g. towards a speaker.

 

Speech Assistance for Citizen Services

Interaction with authorities is often complex and lengthy. Can long waiting times and the time-consuming filling out of applications be avoided? With the combination of intelligent speech recognition and an engine for semantic processing.

Media and entertainment

 

Your sound, in every situation

Everyone hears differently. »YourSound« of Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg enables users of audio devices to adjust audio to their own acoustic preferences – as easy as never before!

 

Press information / 4.11.2021

Better understanding

Tonmeistertagung 2021: Fraunhofer IDMT presents solutions for analysing, evaluating and improving speech intelligibility.

 

Press information / 23.5.2022

Seeing speech

New algorithms from Fraunhofer IDMT form the basis for the »Dialogue Detection« in Steinberg Media Technologies’ latest version of its audio post-production software Nuendo. 

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Audio System Technology

We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.

 

Reliable speaker recognition in a few seconds

Our technology can recognise, separate and filter out different speakers.

Security

 

project website Fraunhofer FKIE

Drone detection and localisation

The high availability of drones opens up many new fields of application, but also threat scenarios, e.g. near airports and major events. In order to be able to react appropriately, security authorities need technologies for drone detection and localisation.

 

Intelligent acoustic sensor nodes

At the Fraunhofer IDMT, easily integrable sensor nodes are developed for capturing and processing acoustic data in networks.

 

Audio Signal Enhancement

Make use of our specialist expertise and let us develop software and hardware for you to improve your acoustic signals – for audio signals with real added value.

 

Audio System Technology

We can develop audio system solutions for you according to your individual requirements and help you with hardware design, selection of components and algorithms as well as software applications.

Environment

 

»Sounds of the forest«

The mobile acoustic sensor system of the Fraunhofer IDMT in Oldenburg automatically records animal sounds in the surrounding area.

 

 

Semi-automated processing of sound data

The input of sound into the marine environment may affect marine species in dependence on their duration, intensity and extend. So it's important to measure and monitor underwater sound.

Our projects

Here you find a list of projects and products of the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA.

R&D-Services and Licencing

Please contact us in case you are interested in our expertise and services.

Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA

The objective of the Oldenburg Branch for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology HSA of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT is to transfer scientific findings related to hearing perception and man-machine interaction into technological applications.